Owerri West IMC members battle chairman over palliative

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By EZE Amaeshi The members of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of Owerri West LGA, leaders and stakeholders of the LGA have called on the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, to urgently look into the burning issue of palliatives supposedly given to members of the Owerri West LGA Interim Management Committee ( IMC) which the Chairman, Okechukwu Enyioha  had received but claimed were solely given to him as Chairman of the council. The Owerri West LGA Chairman had received the palliatives a couple of days ago but failed to inform his fellow IMC members until they had approached him on the issue and he responded by informing them that the items were solely given to him by the governor. The palliatives include the following items: detergents (8 bags), tea (6 cartons), bottled water (10 cartons), soft drink (5 cartons), life band soap (5 cartons), lux soap (4 cartons), close-up toothpaste (7 cartons), tomatoes (2 cartons), yam (150 tubers), Indomie (200 cartons), 2 bags of 50kg rice, 13 bags of 25kg rice, 18 bags of 10kg rice and 18 bags of 5kg rice. On insisting that the items above were given to him alone by the state government, the Councillors had accepted it but have been wondering how the governor would give only their chairman so much palliative items without anything for them at all. Edge Express inquires further revealed that the Councillors are deeply displeased with the style of leadership of Mr. Okechukwu Enyioha who never calls them for a meeting, keeps them in the dark with respect to the Council’s IGR and other matters in the day to day running of the LGA. They also accused Mr. Enyioha of sidelining APC members in preference to working with members of the opposition PDP. The Councillors also complained that their chairman, Mr. Okechukwu Enyioha keeps them in the dark in matters concerning the governor’s policies and programmes as he had always insisted that meeting with the Councillors was not necessary. However, all calls to Mr. Enyioha to respond to these allegations were not answered as at the time of this report.

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